Montessori Farm School was founded in 2007 by a dedicated board of directors and a staff who had a vision that began at a private Montessori school in North Durham. There they saw amazing outcomes when Montessori was practiced in a setting that incorporated a love and understanding of nature and the outdoors into a child’s daily school experience. This connection to the earth is one of Montessori Farm School’s core principles. Environmental practices, earth science, study in and about the outdoors are constant components of the experience at MFS.


After eight years renting space from a church in Hillsborough, MFS is thrilled to return to Durham for the 2015-2016 school year. We are excited to grow our school in the Bull City.

We are known for our amazingly dedicated and caring community. Our families are deeply involved with our school and their child’s education. We welcome the contributions of parents and extended family and enjoy the collaboration between home and school. MFS is not simply a place where your child spends the morning. It is the community where lifelong friendships are made; our families, staff, and students truly support and learn from each other.

Montessori Farm School is an American Montessori Society full member school.